Parts of the Brain Song

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The brain is divided into three parts
Forebrain, midbrain and hindbrain
Thalamus, sensory switchboard
Regulates your sleep and wake
Limbic System regulates fear, drives, emotions
hippocampus, amygdala, hypothalamus

Hippocampus, memory
Long-term memory events
Hypothalamus, releasing
Hormones, endocrine system
Amygdala emotion linked to the fear response
Aggressive behavior, anxiety, motivations

Midbrain, reticular formation
arousal regulating
Medulla: breathing, heart-rate
Pons: sight, taste, and respiration
And also face sensations
And cardiovascular functions

And then for your balance, equilibrium
This part, the cerebellum
Plays a role in balance, attention, control and motor movements
And your cognitive functions
Like language and attention

Intricate organ
We hardly understand
Controls all our decisions
And cognitive functions
And it’s got these four lobes
Frontal, parietal
Occipital, temporal
All different parts controlled

Cerebrum is made of two hemispheres
Outer cerebral cortex
Full control, neuron layer
Full control of all processes
And its made up of glial cells that nourish
Supporting and protecting all of our neurons

Here’s the parietal lobe, somatosensory cortex
Back is the occipital lobe for visual perception
Temporal lobe, Wernicke’s, written language
Frontal lobe, Broca’s, speech comprehension

And the basal ganglia, helps with routine behaviors
The olfactory bulbs determine how we can smell flavors
Association areas for higher mental behaviors

the prefrontal cortex up in the front and
Executive management
Primary motor cortex regulates movements like walking
Three pounds, controls our senses
All our experiences

Intricate organ
We hardly understand
Controls all our decisions
And cognitive functions
And it’s got these four lobes
Frontal, parietal
Occipital, temporal
All different parts controlled